University of Adelaide in top 150 universities worldwide

Monday, 15 August 2016

Australia’s elite institutions have reason to be more than happy with today’s release of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The Group of Eight (Go8) universities passed with Honours as all of them were in the top 150 for the first time.

While Melbourne is our best, at number 40, the huge risers were the University of Queensland, which rose 22 places, to 55, and the University of Adelaide was catapulted up 30 places to 139.

“Just two years ago, we talked about our long-term objective of reaching the top 150, and we have now swept past that,” Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Warren Bebbington said.

“This is absolutely superb progress - now the fourth year in succession we have risen in this most important of rankings.

“But of course this is not a time to be complacent, and with our recently released Research Strategy, we are redoubling our efforts to secure our reputation as one of the very best research-intensive universities in the region.”

Melbourne (40), UQ (55), ANU (78), Monash (79), Sydney (82), UWA (96), UNSW (134) and Adelaide (139) rounded out the most successful Australian universities – making it the most successful year ever for our centres of learning.

However, it’s fair to say Australia’s elite all still have a long way to go to match Harvard, Stanford, California, Berkeley and Cambridge – the world’s top five.


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